Third time’s a charm: can a single dispute include multiple sub-issues in adjudication? – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted November 8th, 2021 in construction industry, dispute resolution, jurisdiction, news by tracey

‘“Quick and dirty” is not a phrase that we usually associate with dispute resolution. However, as many construction practitioners will know, adjudication provides an exception.

Speed has its benefits but it rarely makes things simple. As our colleague, Ravinder, explained in her blog, adjudication is not always a straightforward process. Many disputes involve multiple, complex issues. This creates fertile ground for challenge, and adjudicators find themselves engaged with jurisdictional arguments more often than not.

One such argument is whether the issues referred to adjudication comprise one or multiple disputes. Our blog focuses on the courts’ approach to this question in the recent case of Quadro Services Ltd v Creagh Concrete Products Ltd.’

Full Story

Practical Law: Construction Blog, 3rd November 2021